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A weekly deep dive into Criminal Justice with Erik Rasmussen and Dennis Schrantz

A weekly deep dive into Criminal Justice with Erik Rasmussen and Dennis Schrantz
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United States

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A weekly deep dive into Criminal Justice with Erik Rasmussen and Dennis Schrantz

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English


Episodes

Ep. 8 - Unemployment, Before and After Prison

5/14/2019
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Links Unemployment benefits in DenmarkSoft SkillsCenter for Employment Opportunities, in New York CityNew Orleans Business AllianceUnited Way Prosperity Center, South Eastern LouisianaWork and opportunity before and after incarceration Bureau of Justice AssistanceAnnie E. Casey FoundationIntegrated Reentry and Employment Strategies – Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness

Duration:00:41:39

Ep. 7 - Privatization of Prisons

5/7/2019
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Links Judith Greene, Director of Justice StrategiesBailing Out Private JailsMichael Jordan has NOT invested in prisonsMarc MauerAnkle Monitor

Duration:00:45:08

Ep. 6 - Free Labor

4/30/2019
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Links DOJ: Alabama prisoners exposed to horrifying violence, rape; murders a ‘regular’ occurrenceCruel and Unusual PunishmentInmates at Kentucky prison build teddy bears to give back to childrenThirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall...

Duration:00:40:50

Ep. 5 - How do we know what works?

4/22/2019
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Links EconTalk – Jennifer Doleac on CrimeJennifer DoleacRandomized Controlled TrialBan the BoxUnintended Consequences: How “Ban the Box” Backfires for Minority Job SeekersPropensity Score MatchingUnited Way Prosperity Center, South Eastern Louisiana

Duration:00:42:16

Ep. 4 - Racial Disparity

4/15/2019
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Links New Zealand bans suspect’s manifesto (The Detroit News) The New Jim Crowe, by Michelle Alexander (Wikipedia) Jack Maple – creator of CompStat methodology that reduced crime in NYC but ultimately lead to arrest quotas (Wikipedia) North Carolina Jury Sunshine Project findings (Wake Forest University) John Engler, 46th Governor of Michigan, from 1991 to 2003 (Wikipedia) First Step Act (Wikipedia) Criminal Conviction of Charles Kushner (Wikipedia) Assessment...

Duration:00:52:06

Ep. 3 - Plea Bargaining

4/8/2019
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Links Invisibilia, S05E02 - Post, ShootPlea Bargaining in the United States But in this era of mass incarceration — when our nation’s prison population has quintupled in a few decades partly as a result of the war on drugs and the “get tough” movement — these rights are, for the overwhelming majority of people hauled into courtrooms across America, theoretical. More than 90 percent of criminal cases are never tried before a jury. Most people charged with crimes forfeit their constitutional...

Duration:00:43:54

Ep. 2 - Community Engagement

4/2/2019
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Links Michigan Governor – Gretchen WhitmerEquivalentFlorida Amendment 4, Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative (2018) The report [by The Sentencing Project] estimated that, as of 2016, around 6.1 million people, or about 2.5 percent of the U.S. voting age population, were disenfranchised due to a felony conviction. Florida was estimated to have 1,686,318 persons—10.43 percent of the voting age population—disenfranchised due to felonies. The majority of the disenfranchised persons,...

Duration:00:50:31

Ep. 1 - What is Criminal Justice?

3/28/2019
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Links 40% of murders in the US went unsolved in 2017Clearance Rate Bernie Sanders raises $5.9M in 24 hours after announcing 2020 campaign National Criminal Justice Reform Project (ncja.org) The Sentencing Project (Wikipedia) JEHT Foundation The Unmet Promise of Alternatives to Incarceration, by James Austin and Barry Krisberg (not actually Kay Harris) Kay Harris Obituary (philly.com) Stategies, Values, and the Emerging Generation of Alternatives to Incarceration (PDF), by Kay...

Duration:01:00:49